Last Thursday, Delta Tau Delta officially made its return to GW with its pledging ceremony for the new pledge class. Delta Tau Delta left GW four years ago following hazing incidents. The national chapter sent men to restart the colony once all of the former members had graduated. Advertising simply by word-of-mouth, the use of the Greek society, and tabling at the Marvin Center, there was a total of 57 pledges for the fraternity’s return. The executive board of the fraternity was chosen prior to the pledging ceremony, and will now take over as the ones running the fraternity, with assistance from a member from the national chapter.
Also new to campus this semester is Chi Omega Fraternity. The sorority is recolonizing on GW’s campus after a 40 year absence. The sorority’s pledging process began over a month ago with 114 girls. Chi Omega is the largest women’s organization in the country, even larger than the Girl Scouts, with 1 of every 4 Greek women being a Chi Omega.
The return of these two Greek organizations along with a general higher interest in Greek life on campus, raised the percentage of GW students involved in Greek life from 19% to 21% this academic year.